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By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition – A plan of action, comprising a combination of measures, designed to meet specified objectives. The selected measures should reinforce one another in meeting the objectives and overcoming barriers – see complementarityinfo-icon and synergyinfo-icon.

The term strategyinfo-icon is sometimes used interchangeably with the term plan.

Relevance to SUMP – A SUMP is essentially a strategy, in that it proposes a coherent set of measures that are designed to realise a long-term visioninfo-icon and specific objectives. The preparation of a SUMP should also involve the review of related strategies prepared by public authorities and other stakeholders. This exercise will help to foster collaborative planning processes with the organisations involved, with the aim of achieving consistency among objectives and proposed measures wherever relevant (see integrationinfo-icon). Examples of strategies and plans that should be considered during SUMP preparation include energy, health, land use and city resilience strategies.

A SUMP may also include or be supplemented later by more detailed strategies relating to specific policyinfo-icon areas or measures. Examples could include a cycling or electro-mobilityinfo-icon strategy.

Source: Oxford Dictionaries (online); Konsult (online); IEE, 2013

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